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NBC
Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
by the entire intelligence committee, which susan rice on the 16th, who was asked to go before the people and use that statement, did. i have read every one of the five interviews she did that day. she was within the context of that statement. and for this, she has been pillaried for two months. i don't understand it. it has to stop. if it continues, it's going to set up once again a partisan divide in these -- the house and the senate, which congressman rogers and i have tried to overcome and have overcome with some success with respect to the intelligence committees. >> congressman rogers, to my understanding, talking to government officials, is that what susan rice said on "meet the press" five days after the attack and other programs as well, was very similar to what then director petraeus said privately on september 14, that there appeared to be a terrorist element to it but that it appeared first to be spontaneous but it became a terrorist attack, and that that was his belief. so were they not speaking basically in the same way? >> well, first of all, why are we doing the investigat
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 2:00pm PST
decision president obama has to make. it looltion it's between john kerry and u.n. ambassador susan rice. will the president go with the 2004 presidential candidate or his apparent favorite? >>> also a report on the latest in the fighting that i think could lead to a war with iran. >>> talk about the gop's woman problem. in story county, nevada, republican businessman who employs lots of women got elected county commissioner. the things is the woman he em plous is is brothel, the mustang ramp. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> another victory for a democrat in a close house race. ron barber, the successor to gabrielle giffords has won his race in southern arizona. barber defeated martha mcsally. it's barber, the democrat, who has emerged victorious. h
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
back to the president's press conference taking a pretty tough decisive tone on susan rice. and then you look at what's happening -- and also his position on the tax increases. take all of that together, it looks like more of the same. do you think -- do you sense, from your reporting, are we just having people circle each other or are their feet in stone? >> i think there's still some areas where people can move and get to the right place. but, you know, the two things i just keep thinking about is i think the business community, i think, what steve says is exactly right. seems like from the outside what they want more than anything is certain certainty. just moment to moment and minute to minute, it's crisis to crisis. that's an atmosphere not conducive toward optimal economic activity. this notion of trying to get to long-term, as you said, to long-term stability but not having short-term austerity measures that would be too depressed on consumer activity seems like where we need to end up. i think there's going to be a lot of pressure on the business community on republ
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
's diminished capacity. susan rice one intellectual democrat diane fine stein vows to get some answers. >> we gave the direction yesterday that this whole process is going to be checked out. we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. mike rogers says he knows where the changes were made. >> it worked its way up through the system of the so-called talking points which everyone refer. my role is how do we prevent it. deputy committee pint tees administration that's where the narrative changed. >>> the white house deputy national security advisor said the only change the white house made to change the world consummate to the word diplomatic facility. many congressional investigators simply do not believe it. >> it is time now to look who is talking. the continued investigation into benghazi is our big talker this morning. that is what king and graham are talking about. >> he is critical of ambassador susan rice for five different shows. it was closed spontaneous after last year's hearing on the incident she defended her criticism of the ambassador. >> she had access at
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 2:00pm PST
. we are going to go. and then come back with new information on who changed susan rice's talking points before she went to five sunday shows to talk about the terrorist attack in benghazi? greg has that. later, don't miss greg's cooking segment. that is ahead on "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greg: so it looks like the white house changed the talking points that called the attack in benghazi the work of al-qaeda. the tiny edit they made. al-qaeda reference became act of extremism to fed in the spontaneous mob narrative, that thanks to susan rice spread like an office cold. from there, more people died. we know who pushed the video i think. now the question is >> i and will they tell us? they are trying hard not to. this is an administration suffering from wordophobia. fear of using language to accurately describe stuff. they consider fort hood massacre a workplace violence, which is calling ted bundy a bad boyfriend. video cause spontaneous upset is euphemism for what we call terror. you heard of double speak. this is triple speak to confuse the listener and hide unpleasa
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
that terrorists were behind the attack, that the administration watered down the talking points, that susan rice ended up using because they didn't want to tip off the terrorist they were on to them. let me start first with you, senator chambliss, because you were in a closed door hearing with petraeus. one, did he say it? if so, do you believe it? >> petraeus did not say that in those words, chris. i did not interpret anything he said to be that. general petraeus number one is obviously a great man and a great leader. both from the military standpoint and with role at the c.i.a. what he did say is that day one, we knew it was a terrorist attack. there was no question about it. you don't bring automatic weapons and rpgs and mortars to so-called demonstration. still are some questions that are yet to be answered about the planning of this. whether it was done over a period of time or whether it was truly a spontaneous reaction. there is no indication now that it was anything other than a planned attack. >> chris: do you have an understanding why the talking points changed over the course of the f
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am PST
.n. ambassador susan rice by saying, quote, blame me not her nor the message confusion after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. up next senator lindsey graham joins us live to explain how he thinks the administration allowed our consulate in benghazi to become what he calls a death trap. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. [ male announcer ] there are only so many foods that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based upon intelligence that she had received, and to besmerch her reputation is outrageous. megyn: that was president obama referrin
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
and mistress. and the investigation continues in the varying attacks told by petraeus, ambassador susan rice and others about the deadly libya terror attack. chief intelligence correspondence looks at the outcry of promotion for rice. >> 97 members of the house republicans oppose the possible nomination of ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. because ambassador rice is viewed to willfully or incompetently misled the american public in the benghazi matter. >> you want to explain to the american people about benghazi, tragic situation that four americans were killed. who do you pick? you pick somebody that you admit knows nothing about what happened. why would you pick somebody that knows nothing in you pick the person most politically complaint, good friend of yours that would read anything you gave them. >> rare joint appearance on the sunday talk show with the republican counterpart in the house, they said congress will investigate the cia talking point. >> the process will be checked out. we will find out who made changes in the orig gnat stat statement -- originate statement. >>
PBS
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
. we cannot ever let this happen again. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> defending susan rice. >> senator mccain and senator graham want to go after some big, they should go after me. >> there are no barriers, they to sitting down and working through this process. >> as the fiscal cliff limbs, is there a deal in the works? mitt romney explains why he lost . >> the president's campaign was focused on his base coalition, giving extraordinary gifts from the government, working aggressively to turn them out to vote. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i just don't know where to begin this week. do we talk about republican charges of a cover-up with regard to the fatal attack in benghazi? do we talk about sexual liaisons and e-mails and national security? to talk about israel and gaza. the possibility of a deal to avoid going off the fiscal cliff? let's start with the sex. [laughter] general david petraeus had an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, a married mother of two pit talk about unlimited access. general pet
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am PST
but it was not something she does and it was a hot potato and the white house seemed eager to put susan rice in that seat. >> i agree totally. i think mark is right, that the right thing probably to do is more information is better than less information on this topic. i watch "meet the press" yesterday, i watched your reaction after mike rogers. i had a similar reaction. kind of throwing that allegation of maybe the president knew without any evidence behind that claim, is particularly when it relates to foreign policy this is a serious charge here. i would say for all the talk of bipartisanship, at least the talk of bipartisanship on the fiscal cliff, this is a place where the parties at least at the moment disagree vehemently. i would always suggest a little bit more caution when we're talking about foreign policy than domestic policy. but partisanship has not ended at the water's edge on this one. >> chris cizilla and mark halperin, we have to leave it there for now. 15 million americans living in poverty, a subject not addressed during the campaign, los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, and a new r
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
points. susan rice repeated the false claims in five interviews days after the attack saying the assault of libya was a spontaneous reaction to a film insulting islam. the white house says that is the information she got. that was the best information available to them which would caught in risk supposing classified intelligence. catherine has the latest live in washington, dc. catherine, the matter of exposing specific things on the ground, my understanding is the talking point that was changed, was changing the word "consulate" to "outpost" and the rest was intact. >>reporter: that is the white house position. the republican chairman pointed to a little known group as the group responsible for the changes in the national security council and is called the deputies committee. >> what i found fascinating on the investigation, and, again, my role in my mind is to say was there an intelligence failure? if so, how do we prevent it? it went through a deputy committee and that is where the narrative changed. >>reporter: it is chaired by a deputy assistant for national security affairs and inc
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
leaders say they will now investigate the talking points given to u.n. ambassador susan rice and why they did not reflect cia findings shortly after the attack that was a terrorist-related incident. on "meet the press" senate intelligence committee chairperson dianne feinstein defended the house against allegations it changed the script for plital purposes ahead of the election. >> this whole process is going to be checked out. we're going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> and joining me now is rachel smolk and michael smirkonish and jimmy williams. ray she will, let me start off with you. i want to play a couple of other clips from "meet the press." let me play lindsey graham, because what we heard from senator feinstein was a response to some of the comments made particularly by mr. graha miker. >> would this white house mislead people about american security events? i think they might. when the bin laden raid occurred they leaked every detail. we heard details about classified information. t
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
, your john mccain hypocrisy alert is coming. he wants an apology from susan rice. is he kidding? we're still waiting on yours. >>> plus, here comes their worst night mare. we'll tell you what senate republicans are secretly saying behind closed doors about elizabeth warren coming to washington. not exactly planning a welcome party. >>> and how about this picture all over the internet? we'll explain what it's all about. >>> in a conference call, he won because he gave big gifts to target ed voters but some believe he won because of the big gift he got from republicans. [ male announcer ] what are happy kids made of? bikes and balloons, and noodles on spoons. a kite, a breeze, a dunk of grilled cheese. catches and throws, and spaghettio's. a wand, some wings, soup with good things. sidewalks and doodles and wholesome noodles. puddles and pails and yes, puppy dog tails. for a lunch like this, there's a hug and a kiss. because that's what happy kids are made of. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing th
Current
Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
for coming back. >> john: it is all a pleasure to decimate bill's space. here is what happened susan rice went on tv and said a bunch of cautious stuff based on talking points about how it looked like well-armed extremist took advantage of a protest. john mccain is calling rice stupid and accusing her of lying over and over again. would john mccain care about this if the comments hadn't happened during his show. if only she had been named condoleezza, she could have lied about anything and john mccain would have believed what she said. i count benghazi because to me it represents john mccain's last dying gasp for credibility in his own party. you have john mccain and lindsay graham who are exploiting benghazi benghazi, and they are doing it to take republicans like them again. >> that's a good point. we knew this was going to happen during the election. but now that it is over, and obama won, in a land slide -- >> john: and it's par for the more to democrats to buckle. >> good point. but why are they still pushing this? >> because they are still running for president o
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
anxiety. bill: who changed the talking points on benghazi before susan rice hit the talk show circuit and peter king wants answers. he's here live in minutes. >> the talking point were drafted to. they said after it went through the process, which they seemed unclear about, that was taken out. . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. bill: hamas is saying the conflict is all the fault of israel. fan it wants the violence to end it needs to give in to the group's demands. we just spoke to the israeli ambassador and he says the burden is on hamas. >> there is in country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend
NBC
Nov 19, 2012 12:00am PST
in particular and did badly with minorities, so to go off the susan rice, an african-american female, the white house saying what are they doing? chris: does it look that way as an observer, sexist? >> i wonder if something else is going on, whether lindsey graham wants to do something on immigration reform or is trying to cover his back on benghazi or there are politicks to play but the white house can't understand the opportunity. chris: a lot of motives going on there. >> chris, i live in brooklyn and bringing you two updates for the sandy recovery on the effort back home. chris: good for you. >> good news and bad news. good news, the motorized wheelchairs are beginning to work again and old people's wheelchairs are powered by electricity and when the power goes out they literally can't move around. the power is beginning to come on in some of the high-rise buildings so people are able to recharge their wheelchair for really the first time in weeks and able to move around more easily again. that's the good news. the bad news is that things are still really tough. my synagogue was preparing l
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
was asked about susan rice being the person that went out on point, on that sunday following the attacks. why the ambassador from the united nations would be the person, not the director of national intelligence, not the cia director, not the national security director. the secretary safety or the vice-president, but the u.n. ambassador and when asked and challenged about her testimony, this is what the president said and then i'm going to get your reaction to it. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> mike: now, to quote shakespeare, me thinks the man doth protest too much. and to me a legitimate question and then go after senators graham and mccain. >> a little paternalistic and left out one of the senators, a senator kelly ayotte who happens to be a female and i find it instructive that he left her out of his cri
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
and particularly if susan rice is nominated to be secretary of state. you saw a lot of the senators talk talking about that as well this weekend. so i don't think that benghazi or some of the controversies surrounding susan rice is going to go a wway any time soon. >> it won't go away any time soon, but dana, what could cause stop the train when it gets going, because petraeus testified friday and didn't seem to stop anything, and so how do you put it to rest? >> well, sbitsing to see where the scandal goes, because it isless about what occurred there in benghazi than what was said on a television talk show on a sunday, and ultimately that sort of a scandal doesn't have legs. the actual policy issue, itself, is how well the compounds were protected and did things go quickly enough to protect the people there. that is largely a cia question, and largely something that will be resolved in the secure conference rooms where we won't hear what is going on there, and it is a political matter and the scandal won't go anywhere and it is quickly crowd out by much more significant things such as what is g
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
of who changed the white house talking points. susan rice went out and said something that was not true. >> brian: simple as this, soon as ambassador rice's name came up. it is full blown andesh is in to find out what the enteligence said within 24 hours of the 9/11 attack . on top of that. general petraeus find his way to the tunnels of the capitol building to testify behind closed doors and came out and said i knew in 24 hours it was al-qaida affiliated groups and he said i never said it wasn't. in the end. i don't know why the talking points came out different than i said that . meanwhile dianne feinstein and the republicans weighed in. >> gave the direction yesterday that the whole pcess is going to be checked out. we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. >> what happened was, it was worked its way up through the system of the so-called talking points which everyone refers to and went up to the deputy's committee and what i found fascinating about the investigation and my role here in my mind was there an intelligence failure and if so how does it not hap
Current
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
uses personal faux outrage to blunt criticism when ed henry asks the question about susan rice. it was more -- not an attack on her. it was an attack on him. he felt as though how dare you -- how dare you do this. it seemed a bit condescending. >> it was exactly the opposite. >> exactly. it had nothing to do with him. obama was asking the very plain question. why are they going after susan rice? why are they going after the u.n. ambassador? this benghazi controversy this watergate-style scandal, you know, revolves around what did someone say on tv six weeks ago? and the other thing the other argument that drove me crazy in the right wing media that was pushed on fox and other places was that obama was defending susan rice because he felt like people were picking on women. that's not a very modern view on equality. of course, nothing he said in that press conference ever had anything -- anything to do with -- >> the buck stops here. >> he said it more than once. >> stephanie: you know what is sexist is having
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
that was put out by the entire intelligence committee which susan rice on the 16th, who was asked to go before the people and use that statement did. >> lawmakers still with plenty to say about the september 11th attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi and the obama administration's response. well, now that the senate and house intelligence members have heard from former cia director david petraeus, albeit behind closed doors, we know this indisputable fact. the cia knew the attack was planned and launched by terrorists affiliated with al qaeda. that's according to petraeus' testimony on friday. but two months after the attack, so many questions still remain. the answers to which have a lot of implications to u.s. security. which is why we want to bring in congressman adam schiff who serves on the house intelligence committee. congressman schiff, thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. >> you were there for petraeus' testimony. what did we learn from that hearing? what did you learn from that hearing? >> well, we learned a few things. his testimony and the testimony of the prior day of th
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm PST
that information, susan rice either didn't have it or use it when she went on the talk shows sunday. >> mike: one of the questions is, who is the they? are we closer to knowing that? did this go to the white house? was this done within the internal operations of the cia, at the state department? did you -- can you give us insight as to who it was who authorized and put their hands to the document and said we've got to scratch this out? >> no, sir we can't that. is a subtragedy to a larger tragedy that government can scrub out salient relevant information and we are no closer to knowing who did it and why. i suspect we know why. we are no closer to knowing who. i would say we've had two hearings now, one closed and one open. we have only just begun. i understand the need to have closed door hearings for classified information. but this is the same administration that wants to try terrorists in open court, with full discovery in front the media in new york city. we are going to have open hearings as soon as we get back as soon as the new congress is convened. we are going to have open hearings that
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 2:30am PST
the white house remove those rernss from u.n. ambassador susan rice's talking points. >>> let's starts with the developing story out of the middle east this morning. we'll start there by telling you about the civilian casualties during the sixth day of rocket strikes between israel and gaza. 80 palestinians have been killed and 600 more injured. among them, 12 people killed last night including four women and four children when an israeli missile targeting a top hamas leader leveled a three-story building. this morning, israeli forces backed by tanks are massed along the edge of the gaza border ready for a potential all out invasion. although president obama says it would be, quote, preferable to avoid a ground war, he is making support of israel clear. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> joining us now from gaza is nbc's reporter. what's the latest this mo
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
of the deadly attack of a u.s. consulate in libya, including whether ambassador susan rice's so-called talking points were altared the weekend after she gave that announcem of the attack. >> she didn't know anything about the attack in benghazi and the most politically compliant person. i don't know what she knew, but i know that the story she told was misleading. >> the debate on the hill intensified by general david petraeus' testimony friday that they suspected terrorism from the very beginning. >> why do you tell the american public something that is different in meaning? it should be perhaps leave out the details or the sources and then -- >> well, again, though, the details here were al qaeda. >> before you get to the question of what susan rice should or shouldn't have said, i think that we need to know the answer of who changed the talking points and why. >> okay. so let's get to the bottom of this and say good morning to the political power panel. we have susan page, and msnbc analyst karen finney and also a columnist for "the hill" and also the campaign manager for rick sanitorium's
FOX Business
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
with the question of whether or not this president will go ahead with the nomination of susan rice, given all the revelations by david petraeus today before the senate and house. first want to bring you up-to-date on what is happening in the middle east and israel appears closer to a possible ground operation in gaza. the israelis have ordered up another 45,000 reservists. they are on standby now, and that is an additional 75,000 total reserves that are now massing on the border with gaza. the israelis are vowing to intensify there air strikes on the gaza strip, that after palestinian -- palestinian -- palestinian militants targeted tel aviv. , says no fired more than 450 rockets at israel over the past three days. at least 23 palestinians have been reported killed in the fighting along with three israelis. the violence straining israeli relations with egypt. the senate's prime minister, not its promise to the president, prime minister to gaza to show solidarity with the palestinians and to, some say, a broker truce. moments ago men yahoo called president obama to discuss options for the esca
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
under scrutiny for the benghazi affair. along with that, of course, susan rice is a controversial figure at this point not just because of benghazi, but folks like dana millbank coming out and questioning her qualifications. aside from that, you have john kerry who most aagree is completely qualified, but is putting someone totally new in that office with everything going on right now the best idea? what would you advise president obama to do right now? >> oh, gosh. that's a tough question, because susan rice is being unfairly pillared for what happened here. at the same time the state department is primarily responsible for the breakdown in security. the failure to provide adequate security to our ambassador in libya. that investigation is clearly something that mrs. clinton is going to have to reckon with. in a choice right now where the middle east is aflame and where iran ultimately becomes the greatest diplomatic and potential military challenge that the united states faces, it's clear that the president's going to need sure footing with a secretary of state who has the stature and
NBC
Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
, including ambassador chris stevens. on sunday, lawmakers called on u.n. ambassador susan rice to testify before congress on her remarks after the attack. at issue are rice's talking points and why a final draft was changed to down play the role of terrorists, a fact supported by friday's closed door testimony of former cia director david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i know the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interference. >>> meanwhile, paula broadwell, the north carolina woman at the center of the scandal that led to petraeus's resignation, returned home for the first time since word of the affair broke along with her husband and two children. neither would take questions from reporters as they carried groceries inside. later,
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 12:00am PST
, she accident go out them put out dr. susan rice are the u.n. ambassador. very interesting that today, president obama says, you know, susan rice had nothing to do with benghazi, i don't know what she was doing on the show. >> didn't she make her safe key player or a person put up by the administration to launch the defense. she could have said, we believe there are a number of possible theories but she didn't take that option. >> she was a good soldier did what the administration told her to do. she read the talking points. she had more -- >> did she act in good faith, do you think? >> i can't get inside her brain. i don't -- i think that she was repeating the intelligence and what the white house told her to say. what she was saying is similar to what everyone in the white house and the state department was saying at the time. so, i don't think that she was doing anything other than what she had been instructed to same the big question not whether this was one of the prominent theories, it was all a spontaneous protest from the anti-muslim video, it was, obviously, one of the promin
CBS
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
speaking points given to u.n. ambassador susan rice and the congress. >> what is most disturbing in my estimation is the discrepancy about those talking points. >> reporter: on sunday lawmakers were asking why references to terrorism were removed from guidance given to congress and ambassador rice. at odds with the initial assessment of the cia. >> somewhere after it left the intelligence community, somewhere in the administration there was very vital language taken out. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. >> reporter: congress says the public had the right to know what the cia and white house did. instead, ambassador susan rice, five days after the attack, said it was the result of a spontaneous protest. in a statement released to cbs news, a senior u.s. official familiar with the drafting of the talking points took ownership in part of those changes. saying it was an issue of what could be declassified. quote, the unclassified talking points were drafted by the cia and reflected what it believed at that point in time. people assumed that it was app
FOX News
Nov 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
to be circling the wagons around the u.n. ambassador susan rice and the president. >> it's one of the most unfair attacks i've ever seen in washington in 34 years. susan rice was using the unclassified talking points which were provided by the intelligence community. they were a consensus report. >> i don't know what the democrats and the white house are trying to hide. and general petraeus and general clap said the intelligence community in it's entirety signed off on the talking points and went back to the administration and when they came back, key language was changed. >> ambassador rice used the changed points on the talk shows five days after the attack, harris. >> harris: i'm listening closely and hearing that they went to the administration. well, doug, that could technically mean the white house, the national security council, the state department, or many other entities. is there any one component of the administration coming under special scrutiny at this point? >> well, as of today, yes, there is. as you heard representative mike rogers chairman of the house intelligence committee for
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
to know who authored the talking points on the benghazi attack, which the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, used. senator says she also wants to know why the cia information that terrorists were involved in that attack, were cut out of those talking points. david? >> a lot of debate over that in the days and weeks to come. david kerley, thank you. >>> tonight, nearly two weeks now after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real sign that some members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after romney's comments this past week to supporters, indicating president obama's victory came in part because he gave gifts to key voting groups. tonight here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and how newt gingrich reacted to it right here on abc's "this week." >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
, and when susan rice went on television, went on this program to talk about what she knew, she took perhaps the most benign interpretation of the information in front of her. but to be clear, this happened in the political season when everything is politicalized and looked through the prism, and i think it's-- we knew what we knew at the beginning and that really hasn't changed. >> schieffer: do we think they changed this around for political reasons, tom? >> i think the phrase "in the political season" is the most importance phrase. it really strikes me that no one can tell me how many security contractors were killed in the iraq war. i've looked into this, working on my books on the iraq war. everybody seems to tell you about the four people in benghazi. so i'm a little bit suspicious of the motive in talking about benghazi so much when nobody's paying attention to this stuff for years. >> i would just make one point, dirty little secret here is that our intelligence analysts don't know even now how all these factors came together outside the consulate on the night of september 11 so that
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Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. on sunday, lawmakers called on susan rice to testify before congress on her remarks after the attack. at issue are rice's talking points and why a final draft was changed to down play the role of terrorists, a fact supported by friday's closed door testimony of former cia director, david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i knew the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interference. >>> meanwhile, paula broadwell, the north carolina woman at the center of the scandal that led to petraeus's resignation, returned home for the first time since word of the affair broke along with her husband and two children. neither would take questions from reporters as they carried groceries ins
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
the situation down. >> the susan rice benghazi talking points situation. it's been fodder on the sunday shows this weekend but also during general petraeus' testimony it came up with senator mccain. it showed up in a column that indicated some administration officialses were questioning whether she should have been the one put out there. >> i saw that article and the quote you are referencing is really unfortunate. i think anyone who has worked with susan, who knows susan, knows she has done extraordinary work at the u.n. she has pushed through iran sanctio sanctions, north korea sanctions, helped push through the resolution that led to the military effort -- >> the question remains, why was she put out on this? why wasn't it somebody else? this was not necessarily -- was this in her lane, if you will? >> i think it's a simple answer. one, we lost a very senior diplomat. it was important to speak to those abroad. take yourself back to that period of time. there was unrest in countries around the region and we had embassy that is were being protested and, you know, susan could go out and speak
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
.n. ambassador susan rice's declassified talking points on the attack in benghazi. specifically why the role of terrorism wasn't reflected in them. democratic senator dianne feinstein, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, says she'll investigate why the terrorist role wasn't included. still in an appearance on nbc's meet the press, feinstein said she was sure the white house didn't change the language in those talking points. >> with the allegation that the white house changed those talking points, that is false. there's only one thing that was changed. and i checked into this. i believe it to be absolute fact. and that was the word counsel was changed to mission. that's the only change that anyone in the white house made. and i have checked this out. >> republicans are accusing the obama administration of a cover-up and want ambassador rice to testify before congress. >> it's going to be one tough confirmation hearing. all right coming up, president obama on his way to cambodia right now. after an historic stop in myanmar earlier today. so, did the president accomplish what
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Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
to talking points from susan rice who claimed the attack grew out of a spontaneous demonstration. >> what i found fascinating about this investigation and, again, my role here in my mind was to say was there an intelligence failure, if so, how do we prevent it from happening again? it went to this so-called deputies committee that's populated by appointees for the or administration, that's where the conversation shifted. jon: what are your questions right now? >> well, you know, i think it was pretty clear from the testimony of general petraeus that initially the intelligence community got it wrong. there's been a lot of focus on the fact that the general thought it was terrorism from the beginning, buttal of us thought -- but all of us thought it's an act of terror. they also thought there was a protest that preceded the assault. the general thought that, the intelligence community thought that, and they were wrong. and, you know, one of the questions that i've been asking is why did it take us so long to get it right, but it did take us time. in particular, it took us time to get some of
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
david petraeus before congress, a big battle is brewing over u.n. ambassador susan rice's declassified talking points on the attack in benghazi. specifically why the role of terrorism wasn't reflected in these talking points. democratic senator dianne feinstein, chairman of the senate intelligence committee, says she will investigate why the terrorist role was not included, but she says she's sure the white house did not change the language in those talking points. >> with the allegation that the white house changed those talking points, that is false. there's only one thing that was changed. and i checked into this. i believe it to be absolute fact. and that was the word consulate was changed to mission. that's the only change that anyone in the white house made. and i have checked this out. >> some influential republicans are accusing the obama administration of a cover-up and want ambassador rice to testify before congress. >>> tea party favorite allen west may not be returning to the house of representatives. latest recount in florida shows west trailing his democratic challenger,
CNN
Nov 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
reporting on who exact lly altered the talking points given to susan rice. talking points that were different than officials appeared to know at the time that it was a video to blame for the attack. all of that coming up at the top of the hour, wolf. back to you in israel. >> thanks very much, erin. see you in a few minutes. up next, giving you rare access inside israel's missile defense system known as the iron dome. let's say you want to get ahead in your career. how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route... leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> oil prices rose another $2 a barrel today to $89 a barrel. food prices are up since fighting rerupt ed. israeli defense officials say nearly 1,000 rockets have been aimed at israel over the past six
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
of people led by secretary clinton, susan rice, and others who are making the argument we have a responsibility to protect them and that was the argument for going in. that argument remained unsettled in washington today. that is to my tank, the doubt that you're picking upon in your question. >> i will make several comments, and on a different question. on working backwards to my you know, i looked at it this way. first, the fact is, when you look at globally castries the united states has said the capability and even in this time , but secondly, it is the united states that has taken responsibility and stepped forward. i cannot point to of another country that has been willing to take that responsibility. having said that, david refers to how we are modifying some of our approaches in dealing with that responsibility in a more cost-effective ways, but also having said that, i would argue that i think there is going to be a big debate over this issue because there are many different ways of advancing the strategic interests. let me, with that, to the first question, the diplom
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